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Module 7 Discussion      Discussion 7 Integumentary Function: K.B. is a

Module 7 Discussion

  

 

Discussion 7

Integumentary Function:
K.B. is a 40-year-old white female with a 5-year history of psoriasis. She has scheduled an appointment with her dermatologist due to another relapse of psoriasis. This is her third flare-up since a definitive diagnosis was made. This outbreak of plaque psoriasis is generalized and involves large regions on the arms, legs, elbows, knees, abdomen, scalp, and groin. K.B. was diagnosed with limited plaque-type psoriasis at age 35 and initially responded well to topical treatment with high-potency corticosteroids. She has been in remission for 18 months. Until now, lesions have been confined to small regions on the elbows and lower legs.

Case Study Questions

1. Name the most common triggers for psoriasis and explain the different clinical types.

2. There are several types of treatments for psoriasis, explain the different types and indicate which would be the most appropriate approach to treat this relapse episode for K.B. Also include non-pharmacological options and recommendations.

3. Included in question 2

4. A medication review and reconciliation are always important in all patient, describe and specify why in this particular case is important to know what medications the patient is taking?

5. What others manifestation could present a patient with Psoriasis?

 

Sensory Function:
C.J. is a 27-year-old male who started to present crusty and yellowish discharged on his eyes 24 hours ago. At the beginning he thought that washing his eyes vigorously the discharge will go away but by the contrary increased producing a blurry vision specially in the morning. Once he clears his eyes of the sticky discharge her visual acuity was normal again. Also, he has been feeling throbbing pain on his left ear. His eyes became red today, so he decided to consult to get evaluated. On his physical assessment you found a yellowish discharge and bilateral conjunctival erythema. His throat and lungs are normal, his left ear canal is within normal limits, but the tympanic membrane is opaque, bulging and red.

Case Study Questions

1. Based on the clinical manifestations presented on the case above, which would be your eyes diagnosis for C.J. Please name why you get to this diagnosis and document your rational.

2. With no further information would you be able to name the probable etiology of the eye affection presented? Viral, bacterial, allergic, gonococcal, trachoma. Why and why not.

3. Based on your answer to the previous question regarding the etiology of the eye affection, which would be the best therapeutic approach to C.J problem.

 

Submission Instructions:

· You must complete both case studies.

· Your initial post should be at least 
500 words per case study, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.

· You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.) 

· All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.

· Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM ET Thursday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 11:59 PM ET Friday.

· You can expect feedback from the instructor within 48 to 72 hours from the Sunday due date. 

Grading Rubric 

Discussion Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Points

Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts

Distinguished – 5 points
Identifies and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts.

Excellent – 4 points
Identifies and demonstrates an accomplished understanding of most issues, problems, and concepts.

Fair – 1-3 points
Identifies and demonstrates an acceptable understanding of most issues, problems, and concepts.

Poor – 0 points
Identifies and demonstrates an unacceptable understanding of most issues, problems, and concepts. Or nothing was posted.

5 points

Use of Citations, Writing Mechanics, and APA Formatting Guidelines

Distinguished – 3 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing. High level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

Excellent – 2 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. Moderate level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.

Fair – 1 point
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.

Poor – 0 points
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention. Or nothing was posted.

3 points

Response to Posts of Peers

Distinguished – 2 points
Student constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal to each.

Fair – 1 point
Student constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal.

Poor – 0 points
Student provided no response to a peer’s post.

 

2 points

Total Points 

10

Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

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